A group of West Cumbrian councillors today called for a reversal of the decision not to allow the underground storage of nuclear waste. At a heated meeting this afternoon they claimed there was no coherent reason for the decision.
But their plea was rejected and the decision stands - Cumbria will not bury nuclear waste. This is John Bevir's full report.
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Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible